(a) Except as provided by this subsection, each applicant for a loan or discount by
a corporation formed under this chapter shall become a subscriber of the corporation's
common stock in an amount equal to or greater than five percent of the amount of the
loan or discount for which the person has applied. The board of directors may waive this requirement if the applicant owns a sufficient
amount of stock at the time of application.
(b) An applicant shall pay for the stock required to be purchased under Subsection
(a) of this section at or before the time that the loan is closed or the discount
(c) The requirements of Subsections (a) and (b) of this section must be stated in
the articles of incorporation of a corporation formed under this chapter.
(d) A corporation formed under this chapter may not make loans in excess of an amount
equal to 20 times its unimpaired capital stock represented by the part of its capital
stock that is increased in accordance with Section 54.008 of this code.
(e) A corporation formed under this chapter may not charge a shareholder of its common
stock interest on a loan at a rate that is greater than the rate of discount set by
the Farm Credit Administration for discounts made by the federal intermediate credit
banks plus three percent a year.
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